Wednesday, February 7, 2007

First Post: Did You Know?

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1. Thoughts / comments on the video?

2. What's it going to take?

link to the slideshow here

20 comments:

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♥Emma said...

I realized that I forgot to answer part of the question, oops.

I enjoyed the video, but found the music slightly distracting. It made lots of interesting points, points that make you think. The most interesting, I feel, was a toss up between the fact that students are being taught to solve unknown problems with uninvented technology, or the fact that what a student learns in their first year of university will be outdated by their third.
One might question: what's the point of working so hard for something that will be outdated and useless in less than four years?

And to answer the second part of the blog, I'm not entirely sure what it's going to take, maybe just the fact that I want to graduate and to do so I need a math credit. Or the fact that most people think I'm going to fail, which I don't plan to do. I plan to prove them all wrong.

Richie48 said...

I answered these questions on the block three blog!
Boo Yaa! p.s This class should be interesting.

Wilson said...

Do what I can, as much as I can.

♥Emma said...

Tyler would like me to mention that he does not think that I will fail...

╣moose said...

I thought that the video that we watched in class was very powerful. The music also added on to that video. The stuff that was said on the video really opened my eyes to what might happen in the world in the future. I would probably watch it again, I believe a lot of it will be true but I still am not sure about the whole "brain" computer thing. I think that is kind of a toss up but overall good video

╣moose said...

For the second part of the question, I think that it is just the excitement of being in highschool that makes people take extra courses that they may or may not use in the future. For me, I'm not sure what i want to do, I will probably end up in Winnipeg maybe attending Red River College to do something with computers and for now just to graduate and have fun in my last year of highschool

*Steph* said...

Okay. Well second time I seen the video, and I still find it quite interesting. I also question that if what we are learning will be outdated in the near future, will we then be developing ways to learn continually to keep up with changing times. Will there be mechanisms or programs, where people will have to go update their knowledge every so often? And well since if I think too much, and I might start to talk about random things I will stop. Oh and I think we should also watch the video, where it seems google takes over pratically everything.

And for me to succeed in this course and in schol in general, I will admit I have to start doing homework, which I tend to not do. Also it should be easier, considering I will have less distractions.

Evan said...

I will try to come to class everyday, and do all of my work, and start doing homework.

schlau said...

i thought the video was really interesting. not much of the whole looking into the future was a big shock, i can think the fact that we are gettin taught to solve problems that we dont even know are problems yet doesnt make much sense but in a way it does because when and if we ever do come across them we will be prepared for them.

and for the second question, whats it going to take? all i have to say is probably a lot of hard work and dedication and at least some encouragment, that always help a little

bend said...

this video left me thinking a lot about the future and whats to come. i thought the music added to the slideshow very much.

to answer the second question. i think all its going to take is hardwork to get this credit.

stamp said...

I thought that the video we watched was very powerful and it gave plenty of very usefull information that we all needed to know about our world today and what will come in the futur. The music that was played during the video was good i thought it put the video over the top and made it a great video. The only bad thing about this video is it was only 7 minutes long it should have went on for another 7 minutes.

aaron said...

I saw this slideshow last semester so I already knew what it was about... but I still find it interesting about how society is going to find out so much new information and make so much more technology in such a short period of time and how its going to be so cheap. O course its not all perfectly true because its all just what will happen if we keep on going at the rate that we are....

and what will it take...
i think it wont take to much...if you really want to graduate and get on with your life it really doesn't seem like much...

stamp said...

As for the second question, I think it will take hard work day in and day out whether at school or at home. Completing every homework assignement and not being destracted by the friends around you.

Marsha said...

The music made my heart exhausted..

It was good though and made me think lots.

I think it's going to take a lot of self discipline to succeed in this course. Doing homework, studying for tests/quizzes, HOMEWORK CHECKS..

You know Mr. Max, I thought back and I was like "You know what, if I had done those homework checks, would I have gotten that last 2%?" .. I think I would have. Lesson learned!

The Big J said...

I think that the video was very well done. Although the information put onto the presentation was very deep and overwhelming. It's atually kind of scary when you think of all the technology that will be available in the near future. Think about it .. If the computers get smarter than the human race are they going to be working for us, or are we going to be working for them?

To answer the second question. I think in order for me to be successful to the extent that i want to be at when im done these upcoming five months I need to spend more time focusing on not just my math but every other class and try and prepare myself for the future. I have to stop walking out of classes for 30 minute walks like i did in previous semesters lol..

BlOnDiEb said...

In my opinion this video was very effective at opening my eyes to the reality of the world today. There were some comments made that I was unaware but found very interesting to be true! The music also became very appropriate for the facts being explained. It was also a very effective way to keep my attention.

What will it take?
I feel that I have to begin by making a rountine for the days durning the week. Making time for school work being top priority as this hasn't happened in the past. This way I can become closer to my goals for secondary scholing.

Britt said...

I enjoyed the video, I thought that it was very interesting how technology and science is advancing at such an amazing rate, but at the same time its actually kind of scary if you think about it....

As for the question about what its going to take...
I think that it is going to take a lot of concentration and motivation on my part for me to get where I want to be by June 28th 2007. I am going to have to start concentrating on my school work, getting it done, and on time! I might also have to set aside time after school for some extra studying if I am having troubles along the way..

rišsª said...

1. This slide show was pretty good. It really makes you think about how this world is changing, and if it is really for the better or not. The only thing i don't get is if the stuff that people go to university for is going to be outdated four years later, what is the point in going to university then? It's a changing world and i guess we just have to deal with it.

2. What it is going take is a lot of hard work, determintion, and no more procrastination. I guess the fact that if I don't pass this course i won't graduate is enough incentive.

Jess15 said...

I thought the video was deep. It's unbelievable, once you read all the facts, you just sit there and wonder "Can technology really do all that?" It's hard to believe that one day technology is going to rule the world.

As for the second question, what do I think this is going to take? I think it is going to take a lot of hard work, nights staying up doing homework and studying, encouragement (although I doubt too much will be required since I really want to graduate), plus a good attitude.